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Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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May 2022

Metropolitan Opera – Lucia Di Lammermoor

May 21 @ 1:00 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruci?ski as her overbearing brother, Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor, Raimondo.

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June 2022

Smokey and the Bandit

June 1 @ 7:00 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Big Enos (Pat McCormick) wants to drink Coors at a truck show, but in 1977 it was illegal to sell Coors east of the Mississippi River without a permit. Truck driver Bo “Bandit” Darville (Burt Reynolds) agrees to pick up the beer in Texas and drive it to Georgia within 28 hours. When Bo picks up hitchhiker Carrie (Sally Field), he attracts the attention of Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason). Angry that Carrie will not marry his son, Justice embarks on a high-speed chase after Bandit. Rated – PG

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Summer of Soul

June 3 @ 7:30 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Over the course of six weeks during the summer of 1969, thousands of people attend the Harlem Cultural Festival to celebrate Black history, culture, music and fashion.

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Metropolitan Opera – Hamlet

June 4 @ 1:00 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” On June 4, this riveting contemporary masterpiece appears live in cinemas, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father.

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Mary Hamilton

June 7 @ 10:00 am
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Mary Hamilton travels throughout Kentucky and the nation telling stories and teaching others about the art of storytelling.  Through her repertoire of stories, Mary entrances with fairy tales, chills with haunting tales, and so much more.

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Star Trek ll – The Wrath of Khan

June 8 @ 7:00 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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As Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Capt. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) monitor trainees at Starfleet Academy, another vessel from the United Federation of Planets is about to try out the planet-creating Genesis Device in a seemingly deserted portion of space. In the process, two of Kirk’s officers are captured by Khan (Ricardo Montalban), an enemy Kirk thought he’d never see again. Once more, Kirk takes the Enterprise’s helm, where he meets Khan’s ship in an intergalactic showdown. Rated – PG

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Jefferson Starship

June 11 @ 7:30 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Jefferson Starship is a multi-platinum selling artist with multiple Grammy Nominations to their name. 

The bands Set lists consists of songs from the 1960 – today including Jefferson Airplane, Starship and Jefferson Starship. Some of their hits include:

“Somebody to Love” White Rabbit” “Jane”, “Find Your Way Back”, Miracles, “Volunteers”, “Sara” “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now” and “We Built This City”

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River City Drum Corp

June 14 @ 10:00 am
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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River City Drum Corps is one of Kentucky’s premiere youth organizations. Founded in 1990 by Ed “Nardie” White, the River City Drum Corps is a non-traditional arts and education concept which molds traditional African drumming, percussive music training, performance and cultural education into one focus.

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Whatever Happened to Baby Jane

June 15 @ 7:00 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) is an aging child star left to care for her wheelchair-bound sister Blanche (Joan Crawford), also a former child actress. Stuck living together in a mansion in old Hollywood, Blanche plots to get even with Jane for the car crash that left her crippled years earlier. But Jane is desperate to keep Blanche imprisoned as she plans a new rise to fame, and tries to hide Blanche’s existence from doctors, visitors and neighbors while she devises a way to get rid of her sister. Not Rated

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Being The Ricardos

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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In 1952, Hollywood power couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz face personal and professional obstacles that threaten their careers, their relationship, and their hit television show.

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I Am Not Your Negro

June 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

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Cheryl Pan

June 21 @ 10:00 am
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Kentucky Chinese Dance Troupe presents the audience with authentic Chinese dances, performed with beautiful costumes, colorful props, and festive Chinese music  Ms. Cheryl Pan, the troupe's art director, is an experienced dance artist and teacher.

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July 2022

Squalls Puppeteers, “Mouse Tales”

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Join us for our BRAND-NEW show that feature two cousins that happen to be mice. Watch Squeak and Chancey visit each other’s homes and challenge each other to keep an open mind all while steering clear of a dangerous cat! Based on the folktales City Mouse, Country Mouse, Stone Soup, and the Lion and the Mouse, this table-top puppet show weaves lessons with fables, puppetry and hijinks. The show lasts about 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

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Squallis Puppeteers, Mouse Tales

July 12 @ 10:00 am
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Join us for our BRAND-NEW show that feature two cousins that happen to be mice. Watch Squeak and Chancey visit each other’s homes and challenge each other to keep an open mind all while steering clear of a dangerous cat! Based on the folktales City Mouse, Country Mouse, Stone Soup, and the Lion and the Mouse, this table-top puppet show weaves lessons with fables, puppetry and hijinks. The show lasts about 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

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The Evolution of Joni Mitchell

July 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Lauren Fox created The Evolution of Joni Mitchell, after being inspired by David Yaffe’s passionate, brilliant biography, “Reckless Daughter.” In chronological order, Lauren takes us on a captivating and enlightening journey through Joni Mitchell’s life and music!

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King Richard

July 15 @ 7:30 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Based on the true story of Venus and Serena Williams.
Armed with a clear vision and a brazen, 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his two daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on tennis courts in Compton, Calif., Richard shapes the girls’ unyielding commitment and keen intuition. Together, the Williams family defies seemingly insurmountable odds and the prevailing expectations laid before them.

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Flamenco Louisville

July 19 @ 10:00 am
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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This Spanish dance form is an exciting way to express your feelings with beauty and strength. You’ll enjoy a short demonstration of Flamenco; then up on your feet to try Flamenco rhythms and dance moves yourself. Bring your creative self, your cultural curiosity and get ready to shout “Ole!” Diana DiNicola is a co-founder of Flamenco Louisville, teaching amenco dance in Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati, for the KY Governor’s School for the Arts and the Louisville Ballet.

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Cabaret

July 20 @ 7:00 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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In Berlin in 1931, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian’s confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic. Rated – PG

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A Girl Named Earl – Erin Fitzgerald

July 26 @ 10:00 am
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Erin Fitzgerald (a.k.a. A Girl Named Earl) is a self-described music nerd, and is passionate about helping others find their musical expression. She writes and plays a wide variety of songs in genres ranging from folk to rockabilly to blues to punk rock. Her instruments of choice include voice,guitar, dulcimer, washboard, banjo, and an array of percussive gadgets.

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Licorice Pizza

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Alana Kane and Gary Valentine grow up, run around, and fall in love in California's San Fernando Valley in the 1970's.

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10,000 Maniacs

July 31 @ 7:30 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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The band has covered plenty of ground in its 40 years, from cult-stardom to international stardom, to their current status as a cornerstone alternative band. But the sound and spirit of 10,000 Maniacs remains consistent. The live shows embrace their entire catalogue, and the lineup is still anchored by four of the six original members. Drew, guitarist John Lombardo, and bassist Steven Gustafson co-founded the band in 1981. Drummer Jerome Augustyniak joined in 1982, solidifying the rhythm section. And the two “new” members have long been part of the family: Mary Ramsey toured and recorded with the Maniacs as a viola player and backup singer beginning in 1991 before stepping into the front woman’s role 27 years ago. And the new guy Jeff Erickson, the lead guitarist for a mere 19 years, came in at the behest of his friend and mentor, the late Rob Buck.

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September 2022

Poltergeist

September 28 @ 7:00 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings, when ghosts commune with them through the television set.  Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Diane turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help.  Rated PG

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October 2022

In the Heat of the Night

October 19 @ 7:00 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth. Not Rated

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November 2022

To Kill a Mockingbird

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Scout Finch (Mary Badham), 6,and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Ala., spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping. Not Rated

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December 2022

It’s A Wonderful Life

December 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all – and it’s Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence – who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all his good deeds over the years. Rated – PG

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